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Justin Bieber throws major shade at Prince

Photo credit: @justinbieber/Instagram

Photo credit: @justinbieber – Instagram

Justin Bieber angered fans with a shady comment regarding Prince’s legacy.

All seemed to be going well, as the troubled pop star shared an emotional message in which he declared the “Purple Rain” crooner his “guitar idol.” Only, things took a turn after Biebs was caught throwing shade on Instagram.

On Thursday, April 21, rocker Andrew Watts paid tribute to the late legend in a heartfelt message on the free photo and video sharing app, writing: “This past Tuesday night before my show I was picking out an outfit … I was so tired from the past week of endless traveling and gigging that I grabbed my Prince shirt and said f— it I’m gonna channel the purple one tonight … I didn’t shower after the gig out of pure exhaustion … I went to sleep in that shirt and then I wore it again all day yesterday.”

Photo credit: @andrew50watt/Instagram

Photo credit: @andrew50watt/Instagram

Adding, “today waking up to this news I am truly beside myself … devastated … the last of the greatest living performers … my guitar idol…his connection to ALL his instruments yielded a sexual transcending aura and the world is just less f—ing cool without him walking on it … “Electric word life It means forever and that’s a mighty long time But I’m here to tell you There’s something else … The after world” #RIPPRINCE.”

While many fans chimed in with similar sentiments, it appears that the Biebs wasn’t all that impressed with Watt’s tribute. In a comment that has since been deleted, the 22-year-old “Sorry” singer wrote, “Well, not the last greatest living performer.”

Naturally, fans immediately went on the attack, posting hateful messages directed at Bieber. “Love Canada hate @justinbieber so much … he shouldn’t compare himself to Prince he was better than MJ,” wrote one user.

“B—- you’re barely mediocre, sit your entire scrawny delinquent a–down,” wrote another.

Others sounded off calling the bubble gum pop star “arrogant and insensitive.”

Meanwhile, Bieber has yet to respond. We think that’s probably best. What are your thoughts on the Bieb’s controversial comment regarding Prince’s legacy? Sound off in the comment section below.



12 Comments

  1. Wit on April 23, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Proof positive that there is no god, no sense of karmic justice. We lose Prince, David Bowie and Merle Haggard in the same couple of months but that immature walking shit stain Bieber is still breathing. Smh.

    • truth fighter on April 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      you forgot Amy Winehouse.

      • Wit on April 28, 2016 at 8:09 pm

        Simply put there are too, too many that we’ve lost too, too young.

    • Truth on April 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      “Proof positive that there is no god. We lose Prince, David Bowie and Merle Haggard in the same couple of months”. Not true. Did you expect those three musical icons to live forever? Their deaths has nothing to do with the existence of God.

      • Wit on April 28, 2016 at 8:04 pm

        Wow, you’re a quick study aren’t you. I bet you’re a blast at parties.

  2. Sharon Davis on April 23, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Justin Bieber is an embarrassment to Canada. Maybe when he grows up he might actually be 1/1,000,000th the person Prince was. If everyone stops buying his music, then he might actually see that you will always pass the same people on your way up the ladder as you will on the way down! A lesson to live by. Humility is clearly a quality he needs to learn. Arrogance will be his downfall!

  3. Lucinda on April 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Justin you need to shut your stupid mouth!! How insensitive to speak ill of the dead. You couldn’t hold a candle to Prince. He was a musical genius and have songs that will stand the test of time. Your little pop bubble gum songs will be forgotten!

  4. Jackie Dennis on April 23, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Beiber shut The F up. If u can’t say anything nice don’t say it at all.

  5. Beyonce Hader on April 24, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Bieber can’t you just die and go away already? Nobody who is anybody thinks you are cool! You are a little pussy and Prince had more talent in his pinky than you will ever have. You think you are talented and a badass. Oh yes “Baby” is such a manly song! Go back home and climb under a rock!

  6. shannon on April 25, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Beiber is a joke. There is and never will be, any part of that overgrown spoiled runt that could ever compare to The Legend. I won’t even say the Artist’s name in the same sentence. This emotionally stunted child is seriously dellusional.

  7. Denise Maynard on April 26, 2016 at 1:25 am

    How dare he!!!!!!!!! He is nothing! A waste of Air!! Not only was Prince the greatest musician to ever pick up an instrument, he was also a great humanitarian! He was kind, generous, he gave back, he helped others without them knowing it was him. He did not want reconicition. He was an amazing person. You never heard anything bad in the press about Prince. He did not get in fights, he did bit get DUI’s, he did not do drugs, unlike the little piece of shit that thinks he is a better musician. Yea Right! Dream on Bieber!! You are nothing, but a spoiled little brat, who thinks you are entitled to any and everything, just because u r a so called celebrity! Prince had more talent, compassion and love in his little finger than you will ever have in your whole body! Go crawl under a rock somewhere and stay there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wit on April 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Don’t hold back on us, Denise. Tell us how you REALLY feel. 😉